IronX adds Dr Paolo Tasca and Sirin Labs’ Tal Cohen to Advisory Board

BIS announces key appointments in Singapore and Switzerland

The Crypto Exchange joint venture between global online broker IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, IronX, just announced that it has welcomed on its Advisory Board Dr Paolo Tasca, Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies, and Tal Cohen, ex-CEO of Sirin Labs.

Dr Paolo Tasca is a digital economist, specialising in P2P financial systems. He served as special advisor on blockchain technologies for the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Dr Tasca is a serial entrepreneur in the blockchain space and is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London. Before that, he was the Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt).

Paolo’s first-hand experience with P2P financial systems and blockchain technologies, both from an academic and practitioner point of view, will be of tremendous value to IronX. He has a proven track record, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring him into our team,” said IronX new CEO Dimitris Hatzis.

Tal Cohen is the co-founder of Compass Blockchain Solutions and has a highly specialised understanding of cryptocurrency operations and investments. Since 2016 he has advised numerous blockchain startups, including Sirin Labs which raised $157.8 million, Fusion which raised $60mn and many other projects. Tal Cohen was a co-founder and CEO of Sirin Labs for its initial four years of operations. The company has recently launched its blockchain dedicated phone, Finney. He has also been part of McKinsey and Google for a while.

Tal brings a range of knowledge and experience from his past blockchain ventures and is highly regarded in the cryptocurrency community. The IronX board will benefit enormously from his strategic and operational expertise as we are moving forward to establishing IronX as a key crypto exchange destination in 2019,” commented Dimitris Hatzis.

IronX has been recently awarded full regulatory license approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

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